ETYM AS. râp; akin to Dutch reep, German reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Swed. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.
A strong cord.
Stout cordage with circumference over 2.5 cm/1 in. Rope is made similarly to thread or twine, by twisting yarns together to form strands, which are then in turn twisted around one another in the direction opposite to that of the yarns. Although hemp is still used to make rope, nylon is increasingly used.
To fasten with a rope; SYN. leash.